A critique of the celebrated Mayday 1971 protests in Washington, DC told through original organizing documents, newspaper articles, and first person accounts from participants on the ground. The protests have since been heavily mythologized by nostalgic baby boomer activists as a triumph in radical organizing and direct action. In reality, the protests were a demoralizing failure. Aimless, white, easily crushed by police, Mayday 1971 signaled the death of the American antiwar movement. 90 pp. 2012.